United Nations Statistical Commission

Overview   52nd Session (2021)

  • The 52nd session of the United Nations Statistical Commission will be held in a scaled down virtual format, consisting of four two-hour informal meetings, on 1 to 3 and 5 March 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern. This decision was taken in light of the continued and ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the working arrangements for the subsidiary bodies of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).


The Statistical Commission consists of 24 member countries of the United Nations, elected by the United Nations Economic and Social Council on the basis of an equitable geographical distribution. The term of office of members is four years.

Members of the Statistical Commission 2021


The documents of the 52nd session of the Statistical Commission are available from the link below:

52nd session documents
Written statements
52nd session webcast recordings


The following resources provide useful information to participants of the 52nd session:

Logistical Note
Interprefy User Guide:
     Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Frequently asked questions (as of 17 February 2021)
Orientation session for newcomers  
Participation of civil society
Global Network of Data Officers and Statisticians
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Side events

The Side events calendar provides an overview of more than 50 virtual side events taking place between 20 January and 11 March 2021, including concept notes and registration details for open events

Save the Date | Pre-Session Special Events
10 February 2021 - High-level event: Data Stewardship and the role of National Statistical Offices in the changing data landscape
17 February 2021 - Second Global Chat on the 52nd session of the Statistical Commission
24 February 2021 - High-level event: The COVID-19 pandemic: How the data and statistical community stepped up to the new challenges

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